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My hope is that by the time she actually starts her period, she’ll be very comfortable expressing her needs.

Normalizing Menstruation: Why I Talk About My Period To My 2-Year-Old Daughter

I just tell my daughter the truth about my period: I have PMS, my back is killing me, and we’re going to eat a lot of chocolate. Read...
Lindsay King-Miller of Role Reboot    |   04.26.18   |   SHARE
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7 Of The Most Ridiculous Things My Kids Are Freaking Out About

This is not an exhaustive list, of the most ridiculous things my kids are freaking out about, but I am an exhausted mother. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   04.26.18   |   SHARE
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Should you drink coffee while pregnant?

Studies Show Yet Another Way In Which Everything Is My Fault

As if parenting isn’t hard enough, here comes another group of scientists bent on making us feel terrible for yet another thing. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   04.24.18   |   SHARE
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There I was throwing a loaded idea — heaven — at my son. What I should have said was, "I don’t know." But saying that out loud terrified me.

Kids And Spirituality: It's Okay To Say "I Don't Know" ​

There I was throwing a loaded idea — heaven — at my son. What I should have said was, "I don’t know." Kids and spirituality is harder than I imagined. Read...
Susie Mendoza    |   04.24.18   |   SHARE
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Mommamental: Talking About Sex With Our Sons

Welcome to Mommamental, the place you come to talk about the things that should have been in the parenting manual that absolutely did not come Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   04.22.18   |   SHARE
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Your child needs to understand that love is first and foremost about caring for someone.

How To Explain Love To Your Child

Your child needs to understand that love is first and foremost about caring for someone. Read...
Nancy Spektor of The Good Men Project    |   04.19.18   |   SHARE
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My four-year-old has broken up with me. He’s moved on — with his dad.

Why My Four-Year-Old Broke Up With Me

My four-year-old has broken up with me. He’s moved on — with his dad. My son loves my husband more than me, and I never saw it coming. Read...
Tonilyn Hornung    |   04.17.18   |   SHARE
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 I landed on a question that made total sense to my helicopter parenting mom-brain: Does that feel safe in your body?

The One Question That Halted My Helicopter Parenting

After combing through mommy groups, I landed on a question that made total sense to my helicopter parenting mom-brain: Does that feel safe in your Read...
Carrie Saum    |   04.11.18   |   SHARE
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